Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Christmas is Coming!

Flourishes is having their Christmas in July sale this week and Maki Jones is hostess this week at   the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog challenge #128 and is asking us  to get out our Christmas stamps and create! I am using Flourishes stamps, All That Glitters for the pretty images and Birthday Pennants for the sentiment. I used VersaMark to stamp the ornaments on the green panel.

I must make this a quick post as I am off to choir practice soon. This is W.C. Handy Festival week in my city and the city is full of music day and night. It is all kinds of music, from jazz to praise and worship, and many other kinds. I am practicing for a concert I will be singing in on Thursday night.

Craft Your Passion #68-Christmas in July
Paper Creations Ink #5-Christmas in July
Pollycraft Monday Challenge-#103-Christmas in July

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes-All That Glitters, Flourishes Birthday Pennants
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Reminisce Evergreen Lane dp, Stampin'Up! Old Olive, Black cardstock from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Memento-Tuxedo Black, London Fog, and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories: Offray ribbon-turquoise, VersaMark, Stampin'Up! ticket corner punch, Martha Stewart holly edge punch, Stampin'Up! Dazzling Diamonds, Queen & Co. Out to Sea rhinestones, Cuttlebug 5x 7 Ornament Collection embossing folder, Sakura Jelly Roll pen for adding a little sparkle to the gold center in ornament

27 comments:

Carol L said...

I love these non-traditional colors, and what a gorgeous card! The holly borders look great and so does the embossing on the blue panel! Beautiful!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely card...love the colors you chose. Pat

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Benzi! This is soo Pretty! Love the Lovely blue's and greens. Wonderful embossing and what a sweet holly punched Border. Just soo Pretty!

Hugs
Shannon

Joanne (jojot) said...

Your festival sounds wonderful....

And this card is a beauty...love the color combo....an elegant holiday card for your stash

Davi said...

LOVE that color combo Brenda. The embossing, stamping and image make is so very pretty!

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is fantastic! This is still one of my favorite Flourishes Christmas sets. I almost used it this time! It was hard to choose! Great colors! Wonderful Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Christmas In July Challenge!

Cindy Haffner said...

So PRETTY!!~

Crafterkhush said...

Love the colours.. the green mingles so well with the aqua... awesome...!!

maryr917 said...

beautiful christmas card benzi-love your ornament image and the embossed background-your concert sounds like such fun

Bernie said...

OH Your festival sounds wonderful! I Love this stunning Christmas card! I love turquoise and this combo is simply beautiful. The embossing is lovely! I've never seen that folder before but I'll be looking for it.
Blessings Bernie

Hussena said...

this is so lovely ,the stamp and the border punch look just so fab loving your color combo too.

Basslady said...

hi sweety!

i love your christmas card with its wonderful colours and the ornament!

the texture on the background is so perfect for this ornament!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Sara said...

Benzi... I love your card! The dry and heat embossing are so elegant! The turquoise color is beautiful, it makes your card pop! Thank You for joining us Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

Shannin said...

Great card. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Christmas in July" challenge over at Craft Your Passion Challenges. I hope you have a great week and Good luck.

Hugs
Shannin

earthspirit927 said...

What a beautiful Card:) Great use of Color! Thank you fro joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenge for our Christmas in July challenge. Good luck at your Concert on Thursday:)

Yasmin said...

Beautiful card ! I like the different colors...so refreshing !

Pam~ said...

Love the colors used for this Christmas card! Beautiful job coloring and hanging it from the branch! Can't believe it is already time to start thinking about making Christmas cards.

Have a great time at the W.C. Handy Festival! We have talked about coming over but have never made it. Just wish it was a tad bit closer.

Dawn B. said...

I didn't know you were a singer. I am envious. This is a beautiful card for the holiday season. I love Flourishes Christmas stamps. Have a great week.

Shirley said...

Love everything you did, right down to the ornament embossed BG~

Makiko Jones said...

Benzi, this is beautiful! I love the blue and green! Wonderful embossed background too. Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS! I really like how you used this Set and the embossed background is a fabbo touch! Thank you for clebrating Christmas in July with us :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Mary J said...

Benzi, really really beautiful! Thx for linking it up to Pollycrafts Monday!

Mary J x

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous colour combo and I'm lovin your fab baubles!
Hope you enjoyed your music festival ... just googled it there and it sounds fantastic!

Paper Creations Ink said...

Beautiful Creation Love your work

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Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Benzi! LOVE the color combo! Thanks for joining us this week!

Julie Hoffman said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! Love the embossed background and gorgeous color combo! So pretty!

I've been meaning to let you know that I saw this card on the Splitcoast Stampers Facebook page a few days ago!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Benzi, I've missed so many of your posts! I'm starting with this pretty Christmas card, then making my way up the blog. Hey, when are you gonna offer up email updates? You can use FeedBurner, which is free (I am pretty sure). FeedBlitz costs money, which is what I have (for now). I want your updates in my inbox!